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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />MEDIA ADVISORY <br />Saturday, February 07, 2009 <br />Noon <br /> <br /> <br />Contact: <br />Mikki Dobski, Dir. of Communications & Special Projects, 574-235-5855/876-1564c. <br /> Sam Hensley, Division of Streets, 574-235-9244 <br /> <br />Update on Live Christmas tree pickup program <br /> <br />South Bend, IN: <br /> <br />Next week is the final week for live Christmas tree pickup and recycling. During this <br />final week, pickup will be on a call in basis only and at curbside only. There will be no further <br />drop off at city parks. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the mild weather and to <br />round up trees that have been buried in snow or otherwise were not able to be collected. <br />Christmas Tree Recycling <br /> <br /> <br />1.Place tree at curbside for automatic pickup and call the Division of Streets at <br />235-9244 to schedule a pickup. Please do not leave trees in the street or in <br />alleys. <br /> <br /> <br />2.Please remove all lights, ornaments, and metal including tree stands and <br />nails. Artificial trees or trees containing glass or metal will not be collected. <br />All natural trees are recycled at South Bend’s Organic Resources facility. <br /> <br />- 30 - <br />